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Shorts you can swim in — that was the idea behind Orlebar Brown, founded in London in 2007. More than just swimwear, the OB models were meant to move seamlessly from beach to city center, from poolside to rooftop. As the story goes, founder Adam Brown was at the beach, and he couldn't help but notice the difference between men's and women's bathing suits. Indeed, it seemed to him that his masculine peers were up against a dearth of flattering aquatic options. Naturally, this gap in the market led him to dream up a piece that could adapt to a host of body types. After attending a week of drawing classes at Central Saint Martins and three days at a business-launching seminar at the Portobello Business Center, he spent a year and a half hunting down the perfect factory and suppliers for his concept. Brown was sure to focus on the selection of materials and the silhouette of the garment, making sure that timeless tailoring and a variety of lengths remained central. Employed as a photographer prior to his venture into fashion, Brown was inspired by 1960s aesthetics and images by the likes of Slim Aaron from the Côte d'Azur and Palm Beach. Indeed, Orlebar Brown's collections are brimming with positive energy and hint at a certain wanderlust. It wasn't long before the label was offering other wardrobe staples, too, like polos, shirts, and jackets to go with the centerpiece swim-shorts, speaking directly to the urban gentleman on the eve of a voyage to an exotic location, or just a week-end getaway. In 2018 the brand was acquired by Chanel, who opted to pair it with another group member, Eres, due to the similarities between the two aesthetics.> View more